Thanks for the quick reply!! I think i’m gonna go the vidcam route. Let my wife man the DSLR, I’ll do the video. My guess is that the difficulty of using the DLSR (ergo as well as accessing the functions during filming) would end up making the DSLR videos worse in terms of cinematics, even though the images might be higher quality…i.e., i’ll get high quality video that’s not shot very well…and i’m guessing that the delta between image quality isn’t great, particularly when viewed from my amateur eyes. ?
Although the idea for a digital camera originated in 1961, the technology to create one didn’t exist. The first digital camera was invented in 1975 by Steven Sasson, an engineer at Eastman Kodak. It primarily used a charged-coupled device, a type of image sensor, but originally used a camera tube for image capture. That functionality was later digitized by Kodak. The first digital cameras were used by the military and for scientific purposes. Medical businesses and News reporting companies began to use digital cameras a few years later.
The death of photography: are camera phones destroying an artform? by Stuart Jeffries. The Guardian, 13 December 2013. Is the sheer quantity of photos we’re now taking spoiling their quality—and the quality of the moments we’re recording?
Digital technology emerged with the Sony D1, a device which recorded uncompressed data and required a large amount of bandwidth for its time. In 1992 Ampex introduced DCT, the first digital video format with data compression using the discrete cosine transform algorithm present in most commercial digital video formats. In 1995 Sony, JVC, Panasonic and other video-camera manufacturers launched DV, which became a de facto standard for home video production, independent filmmaking and citizen journalism. That year, Ikegami introduced Editcam (the first tapeless video recording system).
How much longer do we have to wait before you have latest recommendations and deactivate the ‘wait’ status on this one. I was about to buy this, based on your excellent and very informative/readable/ review that also had room for other points of view.
What’s your opinion on filming in 720p? Is it a “waste” of the potential of the HC-V770? Or is it a pretty good format for recording? I’ve read that people prefer 720p over 1080i. And while 1080p is available (AVCHD) for the V770, it’s a bit too much for the Popcorn Hour C200 as well.
Do you have any thoughts on the $100-$150 Chinese knock-offs? They even come with an external mic that some reviews say is surprisingly good. I would like to film more than a week, but I don’t know yet if this is something I will keep doing or if I will discover it’s too much hassle, so I don’t want to spend too much on a camera, but my phone is just an LG Stylo 2 ($240 new), so I don’t think the video or sound quality will be good enough from that.
Rode VideoMic Pro+ Shotgun Microphone: This mic is particularly well suited for audio capture for DSLR and mirrorless camera video projects thanks to a 20bd pre-amplifier that boosts the mic signal enough for these cameras to detect, preventing unwanted automatic gain inputs which has caused noise to be audible with prior microphones.
In photography, the single-lens reflex camera (SLR) is provided with a mirror to redirect light from the picture taking lens to the viewfinder prior to releasing the shutter for composing and focusing an image. When the shutter is released, the mirror swings up and away allowing the exposure of the photographic medium and instantly returns after the exposure. No SLR camera before 1954 had this feature, although the mirror on some early SLR cameras was entirely operated by the force exerted on the shutter release and only returned when the finger pressure was released. The Asahiflex II, released by Japanese company Asahi (Pentax) in 1954, was the world’s first SLR camera with an instant return mirror.
That can be extended by buying a bigger battery (Panasonic offers this one with double the charge for $130), or by using an external battery pack. The charger supplies the juice through a USB cable, and although Panasonic doesn’t recommend it, some users have found that a USB battery works with the included charging cable. Our guide to these devices is here.
Canon and Nikon offer the largest collections of DSLR lenses, but Pentax and Sony also offer decent ranges. You’re not limited to own-brand lenses either, with the likes of Sigma, Tamron and Tokina selling quality lenses at prices that are often lower than the camera manufacturers’ equivalent lenses.
Most people within my circle of friends know me as the guy who knows more about cameras than they do, so I’m often asked for advice about which digital camera to buy. I don’t mind being asked for my two cents on digital cameras, but at this point I’ve decided it’d be easier to write one article one time than answer multiple questions about cameras time and time again.
An instant-print camera, is a digital camera with a built-in printer. This confers a similar functionality as an instant camera which uses instant film to quickly generate a physical photograph. Such non-digital cameras were popularized by Polaroid in 1972.
VR cameras are panoramic cameras that also cover the top and bottom in their field of view. There have also been camera rigs employing multiple cameras to cover the whole 360° by 360° field of view. The most famous VR camera rig is known as ‘Google Jump’.
From time to time, organizations and places have prohibited or restricted the use of camera phones and other cameras because of the privacy, security, and copyright issues they pose. Such places include the Pentagon, federal and state courts, museums, schools, theaters, and local fitness clubs. Saudi Arabia, in April 2004, banned the sale of camera phones nationwide for a time before reallowing their sale in December 2004 (although pilgrims on the Hajj were allowed to bring in camera phones). There is the occasional anecdote of camera phones linked to industrial espionage and the activities of paparazzi (which are legal but often controversial), as well as some hacking into wireless operators’ network.
I too have been an avid Fitbit user. I’ve owned the Flex, Force, and Surge, but needed to return all of them, for various reasons. i want to get the Charge HR next, but there are known compatibility issues with devices running Android Lollipop, listed on Fitbit’s website. I just can’t bring myself to continue being loyal to Fitbit, if their devices continue to be troublesome…
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Camera phones, or more specifically, widespread use of such phones as cameras by the general public, has increased exposure to laws relating to public and private photography. The laws that relate to other types of cameras also apply to camera phones. There are no special laws for camera phones. Enforcing bans on camera phones has proven nearly impossible. They are small and numerous and their use is easy to hide or disguise, making it hard for law enforcement and security personnel to detect or stop use. Total bans on camera phones would also raise questions about freedom of speech and the freedom of the press, since camera phone ban would prevent a citizen or a journalist (or a citizen journalist) from communicating to others a newsworthy event that could be captured with a camera phone.
Point-and-shoot cameras (sometimes called compact cameras) are most suited for entry-level hobbyists who value their smaller size and ease of use. The mode most often used on point-and-shoots is ‘automatic,’ which is great for beginners, and will generally produce a good photo. Those who want to take it a step further can use other scene modes such as landscape, portrait, or sports, depending on the shooting situation. Most point-and-shoots today feature at least a 3x zoom and 16.6 MP, making them better than most new smartphone cameras, and great for enlarging and printing photos. For amateur photographers who want something small that can fit into a purse or pocket, a point-and-shoot is probably the best option. Learn More About Point-and-Shoot Cameras.
A video camera is a camera used for electronic motion picture acquisition (as opposed to a movie camera, which records images on film), initially developed for the television industry but now common in other applications as well.
Step back a decade and there was no comparison at all between the rough and clunky snapshot cameras on cellphones and even the most mediocre compact digital cameras. While the digitals were boasting ever-increasing numbers of megapixels, cellphones took crude snaps little better than the ones you could get from a basic webcam (1 megapixel or less was common). Now all that’s changed. The Canon Ixus/Powershot digital camera I use routinely is rated at 7.1 megapixels, which is perfectly fine for almost anything I ever want to do. My new LG smartphone comes in at 13 megapixels, which (theoretically, at least) sounds like it must be twice as good.
Jump up ^ Pielot, M.; Henze, N.; Nickel, C.; Menke, C.; Smadi, S.; Boll, S. (2008). “Evaluation of Camera Phone Based Interaction to Access Information Related to Posters” (PDF). Proceedings of Mobile Interaction with the Real World. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-19.
A tapeless camcorder is a camcorder that does not use video tape for the digital recording of video productions as 20th century ones did. Tapeless camcorders record video as digital computer files onto data storage devices such as optical discs, hard disk drives and solid-state flash memory cards.
Is there a way you could provide the sample videos shot above for download? (Just the Panasonic please). This way I could verify compatibility with my desired downstream workflow of the video format from the camera directly.
Digital and movie cameras share an optical system, typically using a lens with a variable diaphragm to focus light onto an image pickup device. The diaphragm and shutter admit the correct amount of light to the imager, just as with film but the image pickup device is electronic rather than chemical. However, unlike film cameras, digital cameras can display images on a screen immediately after being recorded, and store and delete images from memory. Many digital cameras can also record moving videos with sound. Some digital cameras can crop and stitch pictures and perform other elementary image editing.
In late 2008, a new type of camera emerged called mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera (MILC), which uses various sensors and offers lens interchangeability. These are simpler and more compact than DSLRs due to not having a lens reflex system. MILC camera models are available with various sensor sizes including: a small 1/2.3 inch sensor, as is commonly used in bridge cameras such as the original Pentax Q (more recent Pentax Q versions have a slightly larger 1/1.7 inch sensor); a 1-inch sensor; a Micro Four Thirds sensor; an APS-C sensor such as the Sony NEX series, Fujifilm X series, Pentax K-01, and Canon EOS M; and some, such as the Sony α7, use a full frame (35 mm) sensor and even Hasselblad X1D is the first medium format MILC. Some MILC cameras have a separate electronic viewfinder. In other cameras the back display is used as a viewfinder in same way as in compact cameras. A disadvantage of MILC compared to DSLR is battery life due to the energy consumption of the electronic viewfinder.
Canon’s Rebel line has been the entry point for aspiring photographers for a while and this latest edition is worthy of the moniker. The 24 megapixel crop sensor camera shoots photos at 5 frames per second (FPS) and 1080p video at 30 FPS. Its 3″ articulated touch screen makes it a great option for aspiring videographers. Released in 2015, the T6i has more megapixels than its predecessor the T5i (24.2 vs. 18) and more than twice as many autofocus points. Beginners will appreciate this camera’s accessibility — it gives you all the manual controls of a higher-end DSLR but with lots of automatic and semi-automatic options to use while you’re learning.
Like the look of Nikon’s D850 further up the top, but don’t want to shell out quite that much, then look no further than the 24MP full-frame D750. It doesn’t have that magnificent 45.4-megapixel sensor that the D850 does, but its 24-megapixel alternative still delivers top quality results, especially at high ISO settings. The D750 also features a decent 6.5fps continuous shooting speed, a handy tilting screen and a pretty attractive asking price.
As of January 2017, the only major manufacturer to announce new consumer camcorders at CES (Consumer Electronic Show) in Las Vegas was Canon with its entry-level HD models. Panasonic only announced details regarding their Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera called the LUMIX GH5, capable of shooting 4K in 60p. This is the first time in decades that Panasonic & Sony haven’t announced new traditional camcorders at CES, & instead carried over 2016’s models, such as Sony’s FDR-AX53. This is due to there being far less demand in the market for traditional camcorders as more & more consumers prefer to record video with their 4K-capable smartphones, DSLRs, and action cameras from GoPro, Xiaomi, Sony, Nikon, and many others.
Sensor: Full-frame CMOS | Megapixels: 24.3MP | Autofocus: 51-point AF, 15 cross-type | Screen type: 3.2-inch tilting, 1,229,000 dots | Maximum continuous shooting speed: 6.5fps | Movies: 1080p | User level: Intermediate
Overlooked factor is the angle camera shoots. You need that for selfies but makes forward shooting much more pleasant too. Here the Canon does poorly and I am thinking about switching from Canon to Panasonic because of that.
Most digital cameras save both video and photos onto memory cards. Those memory cards will have a maximum storage capacity of a few GB (gigabytes), which is only enough to hold a small amount of video. On the other hand, a hard-drive digital camcorder can have a built-in hard drive of 160+ GB, making it possible for hold substantially more video at a time than its still camera counterparts.